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Electric Time Company involved in National Register of Historic Places Renovation Project

by Administrator 19. February 2013 13:58
NY Times

The New York Times reported on the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway Administration Building's $66 million renovation in its January 31, 2013 edition. The historic Bronx New York USA building, built in 1912 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was the recipient of an Electric Time Company backlit tower clock.

Citnalta Corporation, the general contractor for the renovation, purchased the custom clock to replace the clock that had once graced the façade. The 45" diameter clock resides under the sculptural head of Mercury – the Roman god of swift travel.

As detailed in the article:

"What the project did not include – at first – was a clock under the figure of Mercury, where one had once been. No money was budgeted for this extra touch. But then Michael Gargiulo, the president of Citnalta, visited the site. "He didn't think it looked right without a clock," said Matthew Blitch, the vice president of the company. The contractors learned that they could buy a 45-inch diameter clock with Roman numerals from the Electric Time Company of Medfield, Mass., for $8,000. That cost, and the labor to install it, were Citnalta's extra contribution to the project. "It adds so much to the facade of the building," Mr. Blitch said."

Monumental Clocks - The Meadowlands

by Administrator 5. September 2012 17:02

 

Be sure to see our 20' (6 meter) monumental clock installation at the MetLife (Meadowlands) Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ,  when the NY Giants play the Dallas Cowboys in the season opener on Wednesday  September 5, 2012. The project used one of our #7MI Tower Clock Movements.


Church Clock Medway Community Church

by Administrator 4. July 2012 15:20

8' diameter ( 2.5  meter) Church Clock installation in Medway Massachusetts USA 
Electric Time Company of Medfield, Massachusetts USA has retro-fitted new hand hubs on the existing gold leafed clock hands at the Medway Community Church of Medway, Massachusetts for use with their new Style C1G3 Church Clock Movements. The installation also has a 99B-MI automatic church clock controller that will reset the church clocks after a power outage and for the bi-annual Daylight Saving Time change. The church steeple was struck by lightning in 2009 and was partially destroyed by the ensuing fire. It had suffered prior lightning damage in 1945 and during the Hurricane of 1938 which caused widespread destruction throughout the northeast United States.

 


Don’t forget to Spring Ahead! Its Daylight Saving Time!

by Administrator 10. March 2012 18:49

The weather begins to warm up, the birds reappear, bulbs poke out from the ground – and its time for your clocks to be set ahead one hour. Daylight Saving Time occurs on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 2:00am.   If your clock has an Electric Time Company automatic clock controller the time will be automatically reset for you. Grab a lawn chair and a warm blanket, have an extra cup of coffee, and await that 2:00am reset show. Or, do what the rest of us do – check it when we get up in the morning! Happy Spring!

Tower Clock Movement MetLife Meadowland Stadium with animated gears 

20 foot Tower Clock Movement

Check Out the New Tower Clocks in Palm Beach Florida

by Administrator 15. October 2011 15:32

Shopping anyone? 

The recently renovated Tourneau watch store in “the” Palm Beach Florida shopping district has been newly outfitted with our latest style of Tourneau tower clock. These stainless steel beauties bring time-keeping to a whole new height! The clock cases feature brushed and polished stainless steel with a pieced overlay and oversized button-head screws. Each lighted dial has Tourneau’s stylized dial markings. 

Beautiful craftsmanship and clock design from Electric Time Company. 


Stainless Steel Tower Clocks

Bill Nye the Science Guy Visits His Solar Noon Indicator Tower Clock at Electric Time Company

by Administrator 15. September 2011 14:16

Bill Nye, a 1977 graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca NY, and world famous scientist and teacher, has presented his alma mater with an Electric Time Company clock featuring a Solar Noon Indicator. The 10’ diameter clock has been over 10 years in the making – a collaborative effort with Electric Time Company, Bill Nye and the students of Cornell University.

Using Bill’s initial design drawings, Electric Time Company created a clock to accommodate solar noon indicator equipment. A large polished tube is connected from the back of the clock dial to the roof of the building. On the end of the tube at the roof are shutters that open to accept light from the sun when it is at its highest point of the day – solar noon. The sun on the face of the clock dial illuminates brightly at solar noon.

Bill Nye’s interest in solar noon and timekeeping stems from his father’s and mother’s love of science and sundials. To see more on this topic and pictures of the clock installation see; Telling Time.


Bill Nye at Electric Time Company Factory in Medfield, Massachusetts

 

Tower Clock Installation

 

Tower Clock at Solar Noon

 

Tower Dedication Ceremony

Tower Clock for Children's Museum in Florida

by Administrator 25. August 2011 08:25

How cute is this custom  exterior clock?

We all fell in love with this precocious frog – catching a fly on a nearby leaf. The intricate pieces were all cut in-house on our water jet machine.  The lucky recipient of this clock is the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples Florida. Don’t you just love the colors that make up this fun clock? Ten colors were painstakingly matched to the customers specifications for this one-of-a-kind clock. The clock just shipped – we are looking forward to seeing it in the museum. What a fun addition!

 

 

How to Light a Non-Illuminated Tower Clock

by Administrator 28. July 2011 18:28

One question that is frequently asked – How can our clock be seen at night if we install a non-illuminated clock? These photographs are an excellent example of illuminating an Electric Time Company silhouette style tower clock. The clock tower is washed with light from nearby parking lot fixtures. We have also seen great examples of “wall washing” lights focused from below the clocks.

 

Day Photograph

 

Silhouette Tower Clock Chestnut Hill Massachusetts

 

Night Photograph

 

Raised Dial Markings Exterior Clock

Tower Clock in Beautiful Morocco

by Administrator 18. May 2011 17:16

The clock tower pictured is Oujda City Hall, located in eastern Morocco in the city of Oujda. With a population of just over one million, Oujda is known for its strategic location – placing an emphasis on trading. Electric Time Company supplied (4) tower clock hand and movement (#4MI Design)  assemblies with a custom carillon. The outer dimension of these monumental clocks is 156” (4 meters). The clocks can be seen at a great distance!

Tower Clocks are Part of Award Winning Building

by Administrator 31. March 2011 16:33

Congratulations to The Architectural Team, architects for the Bourne Mill Apartments in Tiverton Rhode Island. The Bourne Mill Apartments were recently announced as the 2010 winner of the J. Timothy Anderson Award for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation for the Best Historic Rehabilitation Utilizing Low-Income Housing Tax Credits. The awards were presented by the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association in conjunction with the National Trust Community Investment Corporation. One of eight historic buildings honored with the awards, the revitalized mill features four 96” diameter, back-lighted Electric Time Company tower clocks as its crown jewel. The apartments were completed in November 2009 and were built to LEED Silver specifications. Special thanks to Nat Rea of Nat Rea Photography www.natrea.com for sharing his photographs of this architectural award winner.

 

 

Bracket Clock Restoration

by Administrator 1. February 2011 16:57

How to improve an antique? Have Electric Time Company provide a clock for it! The ultra-hip restaurant and nightclub LAVO in New York City asked ETC to place clock faces in an old rusty antique wrought iron sign frame. After painstakingly restoring the frame and recreating missing parts, two 30” back lighted clocks were added. The frame was carefully painted and highlighted and the clock rings were fitted to the frame. The double sided clock now proudly hangs above the LAVO entrance on 58th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues

 

 

Breckenridge Tower Clocks

by Administrator 30. December 2010 07:41



Clocks, clocks and more clocks! As 2010 winds down we thought about all of the tower clocks manufactured at Electric Time Company this year. One project in particular stood out – The Village at Breckenridge in Colorado.

Designed with the architects at O’Bryan Partnership of Frisco, CO, Electric Time Company manufactured four 11’ diameter canister clocks. The clocks were specially designed to accommodate the front access only requirement. Due to their size, the clocks were driven to Colorado from our factory in Medfield, MA on a dedicated flatbed trailer with a special oversized load escort! The tower clocks were quickly and professionally installed by R.A. Nelson & Associates, the general contractor on the project.

The Village at Breckenridge is located at the base of Breckenridge Mountain. The iconic clock tower was added as part of a major facelift at the resort in 2010.